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The Act of Parliament to abolish the British Slave Trade, passed on 25 March 1807, was the culmination of one of the first and most successful public campaigns in history.

To mark the bicentenary the Parliamentary Archives has digitised a wealth of archival material which provides evidence of the issues, processes and people at the heart of Parliament's relationship with the slave trade.

We'd like you to contribute your research, expertise and thoughts to the website. We'll be making regular updates, so do keep coming back to see what's new.

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